Lead monthly, quarterly and yearly controlling activities to ensure that the organization is meeting its financial commitments, including total plant labor and overhead costs, supporting cost allocations, headcount, product performance metrics and compliance with contractual obligations.
The analyst will provide support to other business functions to provide timely, accurate, and insightful financial analysis. Analyze profitability of financial plans throughout the annual planning cycle, forecast submissions, marketing spend, and innovations / renovation projects. Provide clear and effective reporting of financial results while constantly looking for areas of business optimization, and process improvement.
The Senior Financial Analyst is an integral member of a team who provides analytical and strategic financial support to the VP of Business Planning & Analysis, Controller and CFO, and for the Board of Directors and shareholders, as part of the quarterly earnings process.
Act as resource for Sales Leaders, Account Executives, and Internal Departments on more complex proposals to ensure pricing, terms, variances, etc. are structured to mutual advantage of customer and D&B.
Run Monthly Operating System to drive all aspects of productivity in Freight & Distribution, including contribute ideas to logistics productivity projects, optimize freight payment process, and drive linkage to transactional pricing and customer profitability.
Work with development and acquisition managers in preparation of Real Estate Committee approval and Board of Director packages and private offering memoranda with analysis, conclusions and recommendations regarding each deal.
Support the IT community in understanding the accounting, cash and economic implications of each project, prepare projections for total IT capital and develop models that project depreciation impact for future years of total capital deployed in a given period.
Assist with the departmental budget and forecast, including creation of budget templates, data gathering from multiple sources, review accuracy, trend analysis and prepare PowerPoint presentations, when needed.
Reviewing/approving journal entries and account reconciliations for accuracy and completeness on a monthly basis; providing variance explanations and preparing financial reports in support of Merck's consolidated reporting on a quarterly basis.